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that there is some shifting ground among the bashar al-assad regime. whether or not it's close to collapsing is anyone's guess but there are big changes going on right now among the bashar al-assad regime. jon: and the killing goes on, that is the tragic part in all of this. thanks very much. jenna: a delicate situation unfolding in louisiana after residents in a small down there are forced to evacuate while millions and millions of pounds of explosives are cleared. we're going to have new details on this bizarre investigation coming up next, plus some new developments in the nuclear showdown with iran. the united states increasing its scrutiny of one facility, why concern is growing, according to one report, among our intelligence officials, next. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ] jenna: a look at
if it should play a more direct role to overthrow the syrian president bashar al assad. right now the united states is just giving humanitarian aid to that country. in the meantime, rebel forces take their fight with the syrian army to the skies. they shot down a helicopter, supposedly, using a rocket. the video was then posted on youtube. [ shouting ] >> cnn cannot independently confirm this video is authentic, but you could hear the rebels are cheering after that rocket hit the helicopter. and as arwa damon found out, rebels say they shot down three fighter jets in the past days. >> reporter: children on the back of a tractor make off with a sizeable tangled lump of metal. what was all too often the cause of nightmares, now a trophy of war. proudly shown off. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: we want to take these pieces to show them to the other villages, he says. let them see what happened to these planes. everyone we speak to here describes the fear they felt, any time they heard a jet overhead. for them, this is the greatest victory. one man who we spoke to said he was pi
throughout the entire country. op sfwligs active i says saying this is a tactic that the assad regime has used in the past, although not as widespread as it seems to be in this case. we've been traveling quite extensively over the last two days, and what is quite striking is that areas, neighborhoods, cities that, one could not travel through, say, two months ago because they were under the control of the assad regime or because they were battle zones are now beginning to have signs of civilian life returning to them because they are firmly in control of the opposition. in fact, there are vast areas of territory in aleppo territory that the government no longer controls, except for sporadic cities that are predominantly shia but by and large in the parts of the aleppo, we've been able to travel significantly more east than what we've been able to based on two months ago. >> i understand that we are communicating via satellite. because of the cell phone service, it's down. who is responsible, first of all, for this blackout, this information blackout, this international blackout, and how i
. what actually caused it is not clear. but others say it is the work of bashar al-assad's regime. most of those killed in and around syria and aleppo, cnn's arwa damon visited aleppo, and found a nation gripped by civil war. >> reporter: to the tune of jingle bell, a chant in aleppo, with original lyrics. hand in hand, we are all hand in hand, they say, until we get rid of assad. the overwhelming crowd here, for democracy, but also some carrying black flags for islamists. let's agree that each has a right to their perspective. a show of unity, but later islamist groups take up their own chant. the people want an islamic state. when we say we want an islamic state, it means that every citizen will have their rights, he says. islam respects the rights of others, but according to their interpretation. one says, i should cover my hair. twenty-five-year-old hussain says he is not worried they will take over the country. syria is beautiful, a nation of many colors, he says, whether they like it or not. what we just witnessed is a microcosm of a larger dynamic in syria, and the country's futu
assad using his air force against his own people. you have 40,000 dead by united nations estimate when the real numbers are much, much higher. and you have the disintegration of syria and talk about recognizing this new national coalition in syria. it tells you about the ab jex to this, the lead on this issue, who really ran out the clock on the syrians is none other than secretary of state hillary clinton. >> should the united states be providing arms at this point? or is that just too far? >> well, i think we have to provide arm. it's amazing. we keep complaining there are jihadists in syria. we keep complaining maybe these people will have anti-aircraft missiles. but we don't talk about what the violence inflicted on the syrian people. i think it's way late in the hour. and i think we owe it to the syrians to be truthful with them. and we owe it to ourselves to recognize a genuine humanitarian disaster in syria. >> fouad ajami, always good to see you in "the situation room." >> thank you, joe. >>> the u.s. is rapidly approaching the fiscal cliff with predictions of dire consequences
the assad regime? secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no decision yet but the question is evaluated every day, depending on the changing situation in syria. meanwhile, reports that the internet in syria has been cut off. it could be the latest move by the embattled regime against rebel forces which have successfully used the internet to keep the outside world informed of the uprising. >> settlement reportedly has been reached between dominique strauss-kahn and the new york city hotel maid who sued him alleging sexual assault. details of the agreement have not been made public. the former head of the international monetary fund, the imf, still faces aggravated tipping charges in france for his alleged role in a prostitution ring. >>> out of nowhere, the earth collapsed, a giant sinkhole has developed near dover, ohio. that's south of cleveland. taking a two-lane highway with it. take a look at this. luckily, no one's been hurt. >>> joe biden, bulking up, at costco of all places. the vice president was on hand for the grand opening of the first mammoth warehouse store in
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